MoWHS expects to complete most major activities by 2023

About Nu 8,040mn is the cumulative expenditure as of December last year The Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS) estimates to complete most of their major activities by 2023. The plans were presented during the 12th Five-Year Plan mid-term review. The major activities are professionalization of construction sector, construction of industry roadmap, enhance sustainability […]

Man saved from losing more than Nu 500,000 to phone scam

Despite numerous reminders from the concerned agencies such as the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) and banks, there are still people falling victim to online fraudsters, who hack into their bank accounts and bolt away with their money. A truck driver in Punakha, Kinley Tenzin, is one of the latest victims to fall into the scammers’ […]

Dzongkhag taskforce becomes more serious with COVID-19 protocols in Trashigang

With the reemergence of more cases of Covid-19 in the country, the Dzongkhag taskforce in Trashigang has become more serious with the COVID-19 protocols and is ensuring that people in the district pay heed to the guidelines seriously. With the initiative from the Dzongkhag taskforce, three groups were divided and each led by Dasho Dzongdag, […]

Improving effectiveness of policing through improved data

Obtaining data on various forms of crime is not only difficult but sometimes time-consuming. However, this is expected to change with the introduction of the National Crime Reporting System (NCRS) in 2019 by the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP). It aims to give easy access to data that will also be effective for day-to-day policing. From […]

20 industries to be operational in 2021-22: MoEA

Almost 75% of three industrial parks have been completed The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA) will be focusing on the development of industrial parks as almost 75% of the works have been completed and around 20 industries will be fully operational this year. This was highlighted during the Mid-term Review of the economic affairs ministry […]

New hydropower policy emphasizes on developing reservoir and pumped storage

The revised policy has been recently approved by the government. The selection of hydropower projects priority will be accorded to develop reservoir and pumped storage schemes and hybrid technologies to enhance domestic energy security, according to the Sustainable Hydropower Development Policy 2021. The identification and selection of hydropower projects for development will be done in […]

PM urges major emitting countries to set more ambitious targets ahead of COP26

Prime Minister Dasho Dr Lotay Tshering urged the major emitting countries to set more ambitious targets ahead of COP26 at the Leaders Summit on Climate that took place virtually from April 22-23. “Climate finance is key to leverage climate actions and to implement the enhanced NDCs of the developing countries,” said Lyonchhen, adding that the […]

Nu 2.25bn granted as income support relief Kidu

The DGRK is extended by 15 months till March 2022 The Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Kidu (DGRK) granted Nu 2.25bn as income support relief to over 37,000 people and their children in the last one year from April 14, 2020 to March 31, 2021, according to the Office of the DGRK. Prime Minister Dasho Dr Lotay […]

No time to lax

Things are obviously heading from worse to bad going by the developments that are happening nearby in India. There are stories abound of extreme chaos and feeling of helplessness as the Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc in India. On April 21, India saw one of the biggest daily spikes as the Coronavirus infected 295,041 people […]